I love my Cricut machine, and I am nuts about fall. Today I combined the two by creating a little paper leaf garland. This project is EASY. I mean really easy. I haven’t decided where this will end up. Our family made a similar one for Christmas a few years ago. (We like to do a little craft on Thanksgiving.) It hangs above the kids’ bathroom mirror at our house in amongst some greenery. My momma wraps hers around one of her trees. There are so many ways these garlands could be used….even wrapped around a package.
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How I Made It
I started with this FREE set of images and some pretty scrapbooking paper. Cricut has fantastic images!
I ungrouped the images so that I could cut each shape out of a different paper. See how pretty these all look together! I used a copper one, a creamy one, a mossy green one and a wonderful patterned paper that almost looks like it has rusted.
Did you notice the little lines on the leaves? I used a SCORING stylus for the first time today. The best news is that all of the Cricut supplies were 30% off at Hobby Lobby today. SCORE!!! Get it?!? LOL. Click on the image below to be directed to the Cricut website where they are featuring 25% off of accessories until the 11th!
The only other supplies needed are some little round stickers and some form of string. This is what I used.
All I did was arrange my leaves into a nice pattern. Then I turned them over and used the gold stickers to attach them to a line of string. I think I used 15 leaves which made about a 5 foot garland. I have enough for another!! The supplies for this were under $10. Nice!!
The Finished Product
As you can see, I tried it over my curtain rod and on our stairway railing. Another place I love to put little garlands is on the headboard or footboard of a bed.
You could have lots of fun for different seasons. Snowflakes in the winter, hearts at Valentine’s Day….you get the idea. I think this would be great inexpensive decor for your college student’s dorm room or for a teacher’s classroom!!
Are you as excited about fall as I am? I have three fun fall home tours planned for you in the next few weeks….my momma’s, my sister’s and mine! Stay tuned! Be sure to subscribe to my email list so that you don’t miss them!!
Happy fall decorating!! God bless.
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